Ricky Gervais has done it again
There was a moment in last night’s Life’s Too Short — the new BBC/HBO mockumentary about dwarf actor Warwick Davis — that had Rebecca and me in stitches. We were literally crying, it was so funny. (And yes, I do mean that literally — tears of joy were escaping our eyes.) Much as I want to share the joke, I cannot for it had to do with dwarfs and paedophiles, two things of which One Must Not Joke. You will have to experience it yourself.
So, instead, I offer you Liam Neeson’s cameo, still agony-inducing but not quite as bad:
The show is about Warwick Davis (aka Willow, Wicket the Ewok) and his attempt to resurrect his career. Along the way he meets various celebs including, last night, Johnny Depp, who gamely serves himself up on a Gervaisian platter of mockery.
Gervais and Stephen Merchant are the undisputed masters of modern observational comedy. Are you not glad Ricky is hosting the Golden Globes again?
Expect it on HBO in 2012.